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3 reasons why your smart home needs the Huawei WiFi AX3

It’s a beautiful, essential piece for any smart home



Before anything, hear me out: I’m no technophile. I don’t spend days munching specs and tinkering the internals of whatever device I’m working on. I’m simply living the typical, modern life — using technology to make my life easier.

For the past few weeks, I’ve been just vibing, realizing how we’ve been reliant on the Internet for our daily lives. Whether it’s for work, hobbies, or just for connecting with people — we all need a stable connection. And that’s the struggle we have. If you’re living in the Philippines, you know how we deal with slow speed, lags, and constant disconnections.

5G is everywhere, telcos are upgrading their systems and connection, so why do we still experience crappy Internet? It must be your router.

Manifesting fast, stable Internet connection

If you believe in the law of attraction or just the power of manifestation, what are the chances of you doing it for your Internet connection? As for me, I did it more than once, and recently the universe answered my call. The Huawei WiFi AX3 arrived in my home, crossing off everything my router wishlist.

And this checklist? It’s pretty much the same reason what every young adult has been wishing to have as routers for their home.

Reason #1: It’s well-designed that it won’t ruin your home’s interior design

There’s something about routers that’s off-putting. Their designs scream “router”, with lights blinking on their hideous structure. They ruin your place with their horrendous forms, so you end up hiding them somewhere you can’t see. Until it stops working and now you have to take them out and end up making a mess. What a nightmare, right?

Huawei WiFi AX3

When the Huawei WiFi AX3 arrived, I was ecstatic. It looks clean, and its white colorway matches any kind of interior. That’s the thing with white — it’s simple and classic that it can blend with anything, unlike some stuff that comes in black and sparkling RGB lighting.

Reason #2: It’s not intimidating to use

Routers, for the not-so-tech-savvy, can be quite intimidating. On top of our responsibilities, we’re supposed to tinker with modems, routers, and configure them using our laptops/PCs? That’s not for me — and for people who are busy with life’s demands.

Huawei WiFi AX3

But the Huawei WiFi AX3 made it easier, at least for someone like me who doesn’t have the time to spare to configure my connections. Setting it up doesn’t take an hour, thanks to Huawei’s smart home app called AI Life. With this app, you can manage and monitor your router, network, and security of your WiFi connection, all on your smartphone. This is in line with Huawei’s 1+8+N strategy, using smartphones as the central unit to keeping you and your smart devices — laptops, wearables, and appliances — connected.

More importantly, you can tap NFC-enabled phones to connect to the Wi-Fi, which makes it simpler for friends and guests coming over. No need to hand out your complicated password, therefore, keeping it safe and secure.

Reason #3: It’s powerful and reliable

Above all, a router must be powerful and reliable. Gone are the days where we have to smash our routers out of frustration when we get disconnected or experience lags and slow connection speed. The Huawei WiFi AX3 capitalizes on the newest Wi-Fi technology — the Wi-Fi 6.

Huawei WiFi AX3

Most devices released from 2020 started using WiFi 6, but only a few routers can utilize the technology. And most of them come with an expensive price tag. This router is incredibly cheap yet maintains (if not strengthens) your Internet connection. You can connect multiple devices simultaneously without feeling like your Internet’s slowing down.

Furthermore, the Huawei WiFi AX3 is so versatile, it can act as your mother router when you’re using a mesh network at home, or even as an extender or repeaters. It’s truly a nice addition to your budding smart home.

Is this your GadgetMatch?

There are probably more compelling reasons to factor in whether the Huawei WiFi AX3 is your GadgetMatch or not. But for the price it commands, it’s certainly an essential addition to your smart home since it capitalizes on the latest WiFi technology while allowing you to connect all your devices seamlessly.

It’s available for pre-order for only PhP 3,999 with a free Huawei Band 4 worth PhP 1,890, exclusively on the Huawei Store. It comes with a one-year warranty coverage with a 7-day replacement time on defects caused by unintended physical or internal damages following Huawei’s official validation process within the warranty period.


Sharp Cube Purifier protects your private spaces

Without taking too much space



The Coronavirus pandemic has created plenty of new needs for everyone. One of which is having an air purifier to cleanse our homes. Sharp, with its Plasmacluster tech, has proven to be quite adept in battling the airborne Coronavirus has a new gadget you might fancy — the Sharp Cube Purifier.

This tiny air purifier which measures 90mm x 90mm x 95mm has undergone many tests to prove its effectiveness. The tests were conducted by different health organizations such as the Ishikawa Health Service Association, the Japan Food Research Laboratories, Pasteur Institute in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and many more.

The tests conducted showed the Cube Purifiers proficiency in removal of airborne mold, reducing growth of adhering mold, suppressing activity of airborne viruses and adhering viruses, and suppressing the activity of adhering bacteria.

Despite its size, it can emit double the amount of ions of up to 50,000 when operating under full power. It can stand on your desk or shelf and it can also be wall mounted.

Price and availability

The Sharp Cube Purifier comes in black and retails for SG$ 299. It’s available for purchase at Sharp’s official online stores and authorized dealer stores.

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Samsung forays into window-type inverter air conditioner

Comes with fast cooling, energy-saving, and anti-bacterial technology



Samsung introduces its first window-type air conditioner that comes with a digital inverter.

This Window-type Inverter saves up to 61 percent energy, compared to non-inverter units. It also regulates the compressor’s speed by analyzing the room temperature, keeping a space cool, and preventing sudden spikes in energy usage.

With Fast Cooling technology, the air conditioner cools the room 15 percent faster than non-inverter units. Through its fastest fan speed, the unit can reach the desired temperature and maintains it by slowing down the fan.

Moreover, the air conditioner is equipped with a 3-in-1 Anti-Bacterial Filter, cleaning air through Silver Ion, Vitamin C, and Anti-Mite technology — effective in destroying bacteria, allergens, and other airborne contaminants.

Price and availability

Samsung retails the new Window-Type Inverter at a starting price of PhP 36,995. It can be purchased from authorized Samsung dealer stores. For more information, visit this link.

SEE ALSO: Cool your spaces with Samsung Digital Appliances’ air-conditioner 2021 lineup

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Sony launches new Bravia XR TVs with up to 8K resolution

Powered by Google TV and Cognitive Processor XR



Sony just launched the BRAVIA XR TV lineup, which features the next-gen Cognitive Processor XR. The lineup consists of 8K to 4K LCD or OLED TVs powered by Google TV, with compatibility for HDMI 2.1 and more.

The Cognitive Processor XR on the new BRAVIA XR TVs has a completely new image and sound processing method designed to mimic the way humans see and hear. It works by dividing the screen into numerous zones and detecting the focal point. Through the focal point, the built-in AI can intelligently and cross-analyze elements like color, contrast, and detail all at once. The end result is a synchronized and lifelike image for a better viewing experience.

The processor also intelligently analyzes the sound position from a signal so that the sound matches the image almost perfectly. Plus, it also upscales any sound into a 3D surround for a truly immersive experience.

BRAVIA XR TVs also have Google TV under the hood, bringing a whole lot of apps and entertainment to users. Users can also watch personalized recommendations and access bookmarked content from their Watchlist. Plus, Google TV comes integrated with Google Search and Assistant for quicker control of the TV and other connected devices. Users may even cast their favorite YouTube videos from smartphones, PC, or Google Nest to their TVs.

It also has Netflix Calibrated Mode, so users can watch Netflix movies and shows just as how the creators intended them. On top of it all, BRAVIA XR TVs have HDMI 2.1 support and e-ARC compatibility — think pro-gaming features such as 4K 120fps support, Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM).

Different models to choose from

BRAVIA XR TVs come in a variety of models and sizes. Each model also has its own unique features. The top-of-the-line MASTER Series Z9J model, for example, is an 85-inch LCD TV with a Full-Array LED panel, XR Triluminos Pro, XR Contrast Booster, and XR 8K Upscaling. It is also CALMAN Ready for advanced calibration and fine-tuning. In Singapore, this will cost around SG$ 26,999.

Almost the same features can be found on the A90J and A80J models, which range from 77-inch to 55-inch models. These are OLED TVs though, so you get much murkier blacks and saturated colors that aren’t entirely possible on an LCD TV. However, they also have a much lower resolution. The cheaper A80J will start at SG$ 3,999 while the A90J will retail from SG$ 5,999.

Meanwhile, the much cheaper X95J and X90J models pack the same specs as the top-of-the-line model but downgrade to 4K resolution to keep costs down. The X95J is available from an 85-inch to a 65-inch display and will start at SG$ 4,499. Meanwhile, the X90J is available in a variety of sizes ranging from 75-inch to 50-inch display and will retail from SG$ 2,599.

The new BRAVIA XR TVs will be available from April 2021 at Sony Stores, Sony Centres, and authorized dealers. It will also be available to buy online and through the official Sony store on Lazada Singapore.

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